Sunday, 9/30/12, Public Square

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  1. rd liebst

    What a way to think of getting elected, I really could not care less about the people! Just what does he think the job is about? What to set in a nice office making paper airplanes? Doing cross word puzzle? Hey I am stupid so vote for me!!!

    I promise I will do absolutely nothing so you will not have to worry about what I will do! You are getting sleepy…. You are getting sleepy… Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain….. As your president I won’t be paying attention!

    • Just think! Next Wednesday voters have the opportunity to hear well-rehearsed lines from both our major-party candidates. WooHoo. [eye roll]

      Obama has been president for most of four years, Romney has been running for the office for at least six years. I don’t think listening to well-rehearsed lines is going to shed any new light on the two choices. Does anyone know someone who hasn’t decided who to vote for?

      Here’s some happy news: About two weeks before the election I should be welcoming a brand new grandchild. I’m super excited!

  2. From words to deeds: Why election matters

    (from the link): That’s not to say you can count on Romney’s checklist or Obama’s to come into full being. You sure can’t.

    By nature and necessity, the presidency is in large part a creature of compromise and improvisation. The unforeseen happens (the terrorist attacks), or circumstances change (the December 2007-June 2009 recession), or things that the candidate sets out to do run into a buzz saw in Congress (way too many examples to mention). That’s why promises are broken, priorities shift and intentions get swept away by the fistful.

    Even so, you get what you vote for, probably about as often as not. And a lot of what you get, you will feel in a personal way, for better or worse, no matter how distant Washington seems from your world.

    The wars called away people in your orbit, if not in your family. The spending that each candidate wants to do — Romney vows military expansion, Obama would put more into education, for starters — is bound to benefit many livelihoods in some fashion, at the risk of even deeper national debt. And read their fine print: Medicare won’t be the same in the years ahead. Perhaps not Social Security, either. (There’s that national debt, after all.)

    http://www.boston.com/business/personal-finance/living-longer/2012/09/30/from-words-deeds-why-election-matters/ydWFEBlF6rtmwz4QKatjAL/story.html

  3. Don’t let your vote not count! Be prepared, the FBI is prepared to help ensure our right to vote is granted and laws are followed!

    Protecting the Right to Vote and Prosecuting Ballot Fraud

    WASHINGTON—In anticipation of the upcoming election, the department today provided information about its efforts, through the Civil Rights and Criminal Divisions, to ensure that all qualified voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots and have their votes counted, without incidence of discrimination, intimidation or fraud.

    The Civil Rights Division’s Criminal Section enforces federal criminal statutes that prohibit voter intimidation and suppression based on race, color, national origin or religion. As it has in the past, on Election Day, Nov. 2, 2010, the Civil Rights Division will implement a comprehensive program to help ensure ballot access that will include the following:

    The Civil Rights Division will announce later this week which states will have federal personnel as election monitors and observers at polling places.

    Civil Rights Division attorneys in both the Voting and Criminal Sections in Washington, D.C., will be ready to receive election-related complaints of potential violations relating to any of the statutes the Civil Rights Division enforces. Attorneys in the division will take appropriate action and will consult and coordinate with local U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and with other entities within the Department of Justice concerning these complaints on and after Election Day, as appropriate.

    Civil Rights Division staff will be available at special toll-free numbers to receive complaints related to ballot access (1-800-253-3931) (TTY line 1-877-267-8971). In addition, individuals can also report complaints, problems or concerns related to voting via the Internet. Forms may be submitted through a link on the department’s Web page: http://www.justice.gov/.

    http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/ballotfraud_102710

  4. History on Nathan Sproul, the man who heads up the company the RNC hired, and recently fired, to register voters in swing states. Seems his associations with republican candidates and the RNC go back a ways.

    RNC Asked Nathan Sproul to Create Shell Companies to Mask Payments
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/29/1137976/-RNC-Asked-Nathan-Sproul-to-Create-Shell-Companies-to-Mask-Payments

    Team Bush Paid Millions to Nathan Sproul—and Tried to Hide It
    http://baltimorechronicle.com/070505Miller-Irmus.shtml

    Nationwide GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal Widens, Becomes Criminal Matter in Florida
    Potentially fraudulent forms in 11 FL counties; Concerns emerge in other states; RNC scrambles to contain damage
    http://www.bradblog.com/

    • Cenk Yugr (sp?) of the Young Turks has a show on Current TV and he went through the various firms this Nathan Sproul has had in the the past decade.

      So – let’s not try to pretend that this Nathan Sproul was someone that the RNC did not know.

      I would like to know if Nathan Sproul is willing to take the fall for the RNC?

      I heard on one show that it is known this Sproul guy is furious with the RNC – so let’s see how furious he is…..

  5. (from the link): Everyone knows the state of affairs the Republicans left our country in in 2008, after eight years of their policies. Many tend to have flare ups of selective amnesia these days, so allow me to oblige with a recap, if I may. The past administration turned a record budget surplus into a record deficit, they broke the record for increasing the national debt (doubled it, without any real emergencies or collapsed economy to fix), established the lowest job growth rate on record, our education ranking dropped to 37th in the world. They led us, based on misinformation, into an unnecessary war with Iraq. They bungled the initial prosecution of the war and had no planned exit to get us out of the war, and the list goes on and on. All of these issues we are still, at this very moment, attempting to recover from.

    All of this everyone knows. But please Undecided Voter; can you specify the benefits the Republicans brought this country from 2000 to 2008? If you have no answer, then the question begs; what is it you’re undecided about? This is important because generally, if one is undecided about a particular issue, it’s because of the available options — normally each provides at least some beneficial factors.

    http://alittlecoconuttart.tumblr.com/post/32219882832/undecided-voters-by-tim-goodloe-everyone-knows-the

  6. Diebold voting machines can be hacked by remote control

    Exclusive: A laboratory shows how an e-voting machine used by a third of all voters can be easily manipulated

    http://www.salon.com/2011/09/27/votinghack/singleton/